A myriad of strong influences taken from his Turkish background and unsettled upbringing make for the hard-hitting debut single ‘Figo’, from 20 year old, Tottenham based, Tayfun.
The track, produced by SLVNG MAJOR and Patrick Osei (mastered by Chris Athens (Drake – Views), proves to be a real juxtaposition of cultures as Tayfun details what life was like growing up in Tottenham over an echoing middle-eastern chorus that is accentuated by the genuine Turkish sounds of the saz guitar, played by Tayfun himself. The rapper lays bare a previously troubled soul as his honest lyricism tells a captivating story. ‘Figo’ is paired with an equally compelling video and the cinematic visuals for his debut track comes courtesy of director Teeeezy C of Frankincense and Myrrh.
Growing up in a family that was well known for crime, Tayfun slipped in to a number of situations that made him question which path to choose. Biding his time, he made the decision to travel Europe where Tayfun found salvation in music and subsequently acknowledged it as his true destiny. As well as the pride in his Turkish heritage, Tayfun is inspired to share his story and struggle with other young people, particularly the Turkish youth he feels will relate to him, and inspire them to fulfil their own destinies.
“The world belongs to the patient mind, no point rushing when you’re young. Take your time, make everything neat.” – Tayfun
With an impressive debut and cultural influences that set him apart from other rappers in the emerging scene, 2017 is set to be a destination for Tayfun.